Full Title: ICAO Environmental Report 2016 Aviation and Climate Change
Author(s): International Civil Aviation Organization
Publication Date: January 1, 2016
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The Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) is the only technical committee of the ICAO Council. Its mandate is to study and develop proposals to minimize aviation’s effects on the environment. It was established in 1983, superseding the Committee on Aircraft Noise and the Committee on Aircraft Engine Emissions.
CAEP is composed of 24 Members from all regions of the world, and 15 Observers (see Table 1). Over 600 internationallyrenowned experts are involved in CAEP activities and working groups (see Figure 1). All of its proposals for example, measures to minimize noise and emissions, are assessed on the basis of four criteria: technical feasibility, environmental benefi t, economic reasonableness, and interdependencies. The CAEP held three Steering Group meetings to guide the work programme during the three-year period leading up to the tenth meeting of CAEP in February 2016 (CAEP/10).
The ICAO Council reviews and adopts CAEP recommendations, including amendments to the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) on aircraft noise (Annex 16, Volume I), engine emissions (Annex 16, Volume II), and the recently recommended Annex 16, Volume III on aeroplane CO2 emissions. In turn, the Council reports to the ICAO Assembly (191 States plus international organizations) where the main policies on environmental protection are ultimately adopted and translated into Assembly Resolutions